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California moves to consider reparations for slavery

Racial Injustice-California Reparations
Posted at 9:21 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 21:21:10-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police.

The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan vote Saturday.

The measure returns to the Assembly for final consideration. It would require the task force to study the impact of slavery in California and recommend to the Legislature by July 2023 the form of compensation that should be awarded, how it should be awarded, and who should be should be eligible for compensation.